Gerhard und Margarete HOEHME-Stiftung

Gerhard und Margarete Hoehme Stiftung

The Gerhard und Margarete Hoehme-Stiftung (GMHS) was founded in 1998 by Margarete Hoehme (1922-2010), the artist’s widow, and with substantial assistance from Hans-Heinrich Grosse-Brockhoff, Düsseldorf’s Minister of Culture at the time. The foundation is managed by the Museum Kunstpalast. Its aims include preserving Hoehme’s artistic and written works, making these works accessible to an international audience, and organizing collaborative projects with international museums, institutions, exhibition spaces etc.

Altogether, the foundation presides over 60 paintings and objects, 122 drawings and 80 prints by the artist made between 1948 and 1988. The artworks all came from the artist’s estate. Academic and restoration work concerning the artworks is managed by the Museum Kunstpalast. Though the collection is weighted towards the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, this set of artworks also offers a representative overview of Gerhard Hoehme’s entire oeuvre. Since 2011, Hoehme’s extensive archive and library has been relocated from his studio in Neuss-Selikum to the Museum Kunstpalast. After processing has been completed, additional resources for academic study of the work may become available.

Board of the Gerhard und Margarete Hoehme Stiftung

Hans-Heinrich Grosse-Brockhoff
former Minister of Culture for the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (Chairman).

Prof. Dr. Erich Franz
art historian

Felix Krämer 
General Director of the Museum Kunstpalast Foundation, Düsseldorf.

Hans-Georg Lohe
Minister of Culture for the State Capital of Düsseldorf.

Lothar Pues
Deutsche Steuerberatung Essen/Düsseldorf/Berlin/Zurich.

Nadja Zieren
Finance Department of the State Capital of Düsseldorf.

Contacts for the Gerhard und Margarete Hoehme-Stiftung

Johannes Hasselmann

Contacts for the Gerhard und Margarete Hoehme-Stiftung at the Museum Kunstpalast

Karin Eichberg
Telephone: +49(0)211-566 42 260

Paintings and Objects
Kay Heymer
Telephone: +49(0)211-566 42 330

Prints and Drawings
Dr. Gunda Luyken
Telephone: +49 (0) 211-566 42 340

Publications by the Gerhard und Margarete Hoehme-Stiftung

A complete catalogue of the Gerhard and Margarete Hoehme Foundation’s collection was published on the occasion of the foundation’s first presentation in 2000. Over 182 pages, 50 color reproductions and numerous black and white reproductions document most of the foundation’s collection.

Gerhard Hoehme, Bildkontakte, arranged by Sylvia Martin, exh. cat. Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf in the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 2000 (available at MKP for €10.00 + shipping costs.)

The following books have also been sponsored by the GMHS and are available in stores:

“Le hasard fait bien les choses.” Jean-Pierre Wilhelm, Informel, Fluxus and Galerie 22, eds. Susanne Rennert, Sylvia Martin and Erika Wilton, Cologne: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walter König, 2013

Gerhard Hoehme, Relationen, Texte 1952-1987, eds. Gottfried Boehm and Susanne Rennert, Cologne: DuMont, 2011

Gerhard Hoehme, die unruhe wächst / restlessness grows, Werke / Works 1955-1989, eds. Susanne Rennert and the Gerhard und Margarete Hoehme-Stiftung, exh. cat. MKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf 2009, Cologne: DuMont 2009